Pune: An acclaimed Bharatnatyam dancer ‘Vaibhav Arekar’ initiated ‘Sindhu Mahotsav’ in the memory of his beloved Mother. The fourth edition of this program will be organized in Pune on Wednesday, 27th and 28th May 2015. This program is being organized by ‘Sankhya Dance Creation’ in association with city’s very own ‘Gokhale Constructions’. The first day of the program will be held at Balgandharv Rangmandir at 7:00pm and the second day will be held at Swami Vivekanand Auditorium, MIT College, Paud Road at 7:00pm. This program will also host a workshop – ‘Moving between the lines’ by Sanjukta Wagh on Thursday, 28th May 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Swami Vivekanand Auditorium, MIT College, Paud Road. Iconic Kathak danseuse Padma Vibhushan Kumidini Lakhia will also enlighten the viewers through the talk show ‘Coffee & Conversations’ during this edition of ‘Sindhu Mahotsav’.
Founded by Vaibhav Arekar in 2009 Sankhya came as a natural extension of his artistic vision to have a company of dancers who engage and invest purely in dance performance. Today Sankhya is recognized as a premier Dance Company based in Mumbai. Needless to say Sankhya’s artistes practice dance as a way of life.
‘Sindhu Maohotsav’ was started three years back in the remembrance of his beloved mother. This program is getting superior in every aspect with the each passing year. Many renowned and honored artists like Priyadarshani Govind, Padmabhushan C.V. Chandrashekhar, Uma Dogra, Ratikant Mahopatra, Malavika Sarukkai have performed so far during ‘Sindhu Mahotsav’ and made it memorable.
This year, the 4th edition of ‘Sindhu Mahotsav’ will showcase ‘Trayyanta’ which will feature a unique dance performance by Vaibhav Arekar on its first day at Balgandharv Rangmandir on Wednesday, 27th May 2015 at 7:00pm. This novel dance performance will enlighten the viewers about very critical concept of ‘Upanishadas’ in a very simple way and will give glimpses of the incredible relation that has always been shared by Indian Philosophy and the classical Indian dance arts. The second performance of this program will be presented by the dancers of ‘Kadamb Centre for Dance and Music’ founded by Padma Vibhushan Kumidini Lakhia. This performance is known as ‘Aatah Kim’ meaning ‘Where do we go from here?’ and will be presented in Pune for the very first time. This performance presents the techniques of the Kathak Dance which are timeless in its form and style even today.
The second day of this dance festival brings a workshop – ‘Moving Between The Lines’ by Sanjukta Wagh on Thursday, 28th May 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Swami Vivekanand Auditorium, MIT College, Paud Road. Sanjukta Wagh is a well known performer, choreographer and a teacher of Kathak and has worked in the Indian Classical Dance for several years. This workshop will focus on the varied ways of approaching the ‘Word’ and its relevance in dance performances. The workshop will be followed by an interacting session in the evening at 5:00pm wherein Iconic Kathak danseuse Padma Vibhushan Kumidini Lakhia will enlighten the viewers through the talk show ‘Coffee & Conversations’. A pioneer in her field, she is one of the foremost Kathak danseuse with a commitment of 70 years in Hindustani Classical Dance Arts.
In the evening at 7:00pm a dance performance called as ‘Samanvay’ will be staged at Swami Vivekanand Auditorium, MIT College, Paud Road. This performance will be presented by the distinguished danseuse of Odissi, Sujata Mohapatra and Vaibhav Arekar. This performance will bring two different dance forms together and without any attempt to mask it with superimposed theme or create a new dance design, Samanvay will be simple and true as two individuals walking together in a conversation, Odissi by Sujata Mohapatra and Bharatanatyam by Vaibhav Arekar.
Tickets for the Sindhu festival will be available at Balgandharva Rangmandir and Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha from May 23.
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